Spiritual CPR: Prayerful Contemplations of Control, Purification, and Relinquishment from James Allen brought to you by Chris Westra

As today is Thanksgiving, 2011, which falls on November 24th, I was studying some of James Allen‘s daily writings this morning, which are around the date of November 24th. For me, it is a contemplation or studying rather than actual (eyes closed) meditation, in the spirit of The Game of Life and How to Play It.

Contemplation [ˌkɒntɛmˈpleɪʃən -təm-], n

1. Thoughtful or long consideration or observation.

2. (Christianity / Ecclesiastical Terms) Spiritual meditation esp (in Christian religious practice) concentration of the mind and soul upon God. Compare meditation.

3. Purpose or intention

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

Many thanks to James Allen and Chris Westra for their making this available to us.

Book of Meditations for Every Day

in the Year 

By James Allen 

Version 6/13/2011

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November 23rd

He who will use the light of reason as a torch to search for Truth, will not be left at last in comfortless darkness.

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.”

Many men and women pass through untold sufferings, and at last die in their sins, because they refuse to reason because they cling to those dark delusions which even a faint glimmer of the light of reason would dispel; all must use their reason freely, fully, and faithfully, who would exchange the scarlet robe of sin and suffering for the white garment of blessedness and peace.

They who despise the light of reason, despise the Light of Truth. A man does not live until he begins to discipline himself; he merely exists.

November 24th

Before a man can accomplish anything of an enduring nature in the world he must first of all acquire some measure of success in the management of his own mind. This is as mathematical a truism as that two and two are four, for “out of the heart are the issues of life.” If a man cannot govern the forces within himself, he cannot long hold a firm hand upon the outer activities which form the visible life. On the other hand, as a man succeeds in governing himself he rises to higher and higher levels of power and usefulness and success in the world. Hitherto his life has been without purpose or meaning, but now he begins to consciously mould his own destiny; he is “clothed and in his right mind.”

With the practice of self-discipline a man begins to live. In the process of self-discipline there are three stages — control, purification, and relinquishment.

Spiritual CPR

I would put it differently: I consider there to be three stages of what I might call “Spiritual CPR,” or stages necessary to begin the process of climbing out of humanness, and each of these requires self-discipline: They are Control-Purification {including Purification or Transmutation of Toxic Thought Forms}-Relinquishment {of Personal Will to Divine Will, or alignment of Personal Will with Divine Will} – Al

November 25th

A man begins to discipline himself by controlling those passions which have hitherto controlled him; he resists temptation, and guards himself against all those tendencies to selfish gratifications which are so easy and natural, and which have formerly dominated him. He brings his appetite into subjection, and begins to eat as a reasonable and responsible being, practicing moderation and thoughtfulness in the selection of his food, with the object of making his body a pure instrument through which he may live and act as becomes a man, and no longer degrading that body by pandering to gustatory pleasure. He puts a check upon his tongue, his temper, and, in fact, his every animal desire and tendency.

There is in the heart of every man and woman a selfless centre. The Rock of Ages, the Christ within, the divine and immortal in all men!

There are also toxic thought forms, as the Hathors speak of, as preventing a men and women from finding that selfless centre — or, perhaps even considering themselves “worthy” of looking for it … – Al

November 26th

As a man practices self-control he approximates more and more to the inward reality, and is less and less swayed by passion and grief, pleasure and pain, and lives a steadfast and virtuous life, manifesting manly strength and fortitude.

The restraining of the passions, however, is merely the initial stage in self-discipline, and is immediately followed by the process of Purification. By this a man so purifies himself as to take passion out of the heart and mind altogether; not merely restraining it when it rises within him, but preventing it from rising altogether. By merely restraining his passions a man can never arrive at peace, can never actualize his ideal; he must purify these passions.

It is in the purification of his lower nature that a man becomes strong and godlike.

Purification is effected by thoughtful care, earnest meditation, and holy aspiration.

November 27th

True strength and power and usefulness are born of self-purification, for the lower animal forces are not lost, but are transmuted {Apply The Principles of Polarity [The “opposite” poles, in this case, being passion or inflamed emotion and calmness or compassion] and Rhythm of The Kybalion} into intellectual and spiritual energy. The pure life (pure in thought and deed) is a life of conservation of energy; the impure life (even should the impurity not extend beyond thought) is a life of dissipation of energy. The pure man is more capable, and therefore more fit to succeed in his plans and to accomplish his purposes than the impure.

Where the impure man fails, the pure man will step in and be victorious, because he directs his energies with a calmer mind and a greater definiteness and strength of purpose. {I like that :-)}

With the growth in purity, all the elements which constitute a strong and virtuous manhood are developed.

By self-discipline a man rises higher and higher, approximating more and more nearly to the divine.

November 28th

As a man grows purer, he perceives that all evil is powerless, unless it receives his encouragement, and so he ignores it, and lets it pass out of his life. It is by pursuing this aspect of self-discipline that a man enters into and realizes the divine life, and manifests those qualities which are distinctly divine, such as wisdom, patience, nonresistance, compassion, and love. It is here, also, where a man becomes consciously immortal, rising above all the fluctuations and uncertainties of life, and living in an intelligent and unchangeable peace.

By self-discipline a man attains to every degree of virtue and holiness, and finally becomes a purified son of God, realizing his oneness with the central heart of all things.

A life without resolution is a life without aims, and a lifewithout aims is a drifting and unstable thing.

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